• $895.00 – Per person in a 2 bedroom SHARED cottage. Includes private bedroom w/shared bath, meals, and classes.
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Courage of the Heart: A Yoga, Meditation & Mantra Retreat

With Loren Altura and Kat Shotz

May 5 - 7, 2023

We welcome returning guest teachers Loren Altura and Kat Shotz of Marin for this special retreat on Courage.

Courage might mean strength or fearlessness to you. The root word of courage is “cour”, which means heart.  Courage might then refer to having the willingness and strength to love others and to open our hearts.  What do love and courage look like?  How can we build our capacity for patience and compassion?  We will explore all this and more with Loren and Kat, focusing on courage and self-love as a path toward healing.  This retreat includes daily yoga, meditation, chanting, dharma and self-expression practices.


Schedule (Subject to Change):


3:00 p.m. Arrival

4:30p.m. Welcome Circle w/Intention Setting

5:30 p.m. Dinner

7:00-8:15pm  Meditation & Soundbath in Savasana


7:00 a.m. Morning Meditation (Optional)

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Pranayama & Hatha Yoga

11:00 a.m. Chanting

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Free Time: Hike, Nap and/or Bodywork (Bookings will be available)

3:45 p.m.  Dharma Talk

4:00 p.m.  Yin Yoga w/ Traditional Buddhist Storytime

5:30 p.m.  Dinner

6:45 p.m.  Candlelight Guided Evening Meditation & Soundbath



7:00 a.m. Morning Meditation (Optional)

8:00 a.m. Pranayama & Hatha Yoga

10:00 a.m. Sunday Brunch

11:00 a.m. Closing Circle & Farewell

12:00 p.m. Check out




Loren Altura
With over 1900 hours of training hours, Loren has been teaching yoga for over a decade and practicing for over two decades. Teaching a blend of the “ha” (sun) and “tha”  (moon) practices, Loren teaches an alignment based yoga practice which often includes pranayama techniques, mantra, music and yoga philosophy. By focusing on precision, Loren creates a container where freedom can be found through focus. Loren teaches public yoga classes in Marin/S.F. as well as…
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Kat Shotz
Kat is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a 500-hour Certified Yoga Teacher. As a teacher, she offers an integrated class to cultivate strength, balance and flexibility. She believes that practice brings deeper sense of knowing and listening to our authentic self. As a therapist, she encourages you to find stillness and peace within so that you can experience more happiness and less stress. As a human being on this life path, she offers love…
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